Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a federally-funded health and nutrition education program that provides free supplemental foods to promote good health for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. WIC participants also receive one-on-one nutrition assessment and counseling, breastfeeding information and support, and referrals to health care and community services at no cost.
Watch this MN WIC video: Welcome to the MN WIC Program
WIC provides healthy foods, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, cereals, infant foods and more. The food packages vary, and are based on the nutritional needs of the participant. WIC foods are supplemental. You will need to get additional foods using other resources, such as cash, food stamps or food shelf.
To view a complete WIC Shopping Guide, see MN WIC Shopping Guide for 2014-2015
You or your children may be eligible for WIC in Sherburne County if you meet the following criteria:
|MN WIC Eligibility Guidelines|
|Family Size***||Income Eligibility Guidelines for Minnesota Health Care
Programs/Insurance Affordability Programs*
(275% of Federal Poverty Guidelines**)
|WIC Standard Income Guidelines
(185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines)
|Effective Date||July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015||April 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015|
|Each Add'l Member Add||+$11,165||+$215||+$7,511||+$145|
|* Medicaid (MA)
**Higher income guidelines apply for pregnant women and infants under age 2
*** pregnant women count as 2 persons
Children in foster care or children receiving SSI or TEFRA are also eligible. For more information, see State Eligibility Information.
Sherburne County WIC office is now located at 18334 Joplin Street in Elk River.
WIC clinics are located in Becker and Elk River. Clinic dates and hours vary, and appointments are required. The appointment may be scheduled for the same day that you call. You will need to bring proof of identity, address, and income to determine your eligibility. View the Appointment Reminder Form for details.
WIC may provide medical formula or milk substitutes when requested in writing by a health care provider. Please complete all sections of the appropriate form and fax to Sherburne County WIC office at 763-765-4004.